Worcester Superior Court Sponsors Judicial Enrichment
The judges of the Worcester County Superior Court organized a Judicial Enrichment Program last month at the Worcester Trial Court that was attended by judges from many courts, clerks, members of the bar and local students.
Retired Chief Justice Frank J. Williams of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, a respected author and scholar on Abraham Lincoln, delivered a presentation entitled, Judging Lincoln. Chief Justice Williams served on the 15-member U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission created by Congress to plan the events in 2009 honoring the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. He is the founding chair of the Lincoln Forum, an international organization devoted to the study of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. He has written or edited eleven books and contributed to several others.
The Judicial Enhancement included a welcome by Judge Dennis J. Curran, who conceived the program, remarks and a presentation by Regional Administrative Justice Peter W. Agnes, and the presentation of the Dennis P. McManus Gavel of Justice Award to Chief Justice Williams by Assistant Clerk Joseph W. Spillane on behalf of Clerk McManus. Students from Claremont Academy, a Worcester public high school, also attended the event with their history teacher and received autographed copies of books by Chief Justice Williams.